What is neck pain?
Pain located in the neck is a common problem, and it can arise for many reasons. Examples of common conditions producing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve. Neck pain can also come from conditions directly affecting the muscles of the neck, such as fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica.
Symptoms of neck pain
- Stiffness or difficulty to turn your head.
- Pain if you read or look down for long periods of time.
- Headaches, shoulder blade pain.
- Dizziness or short term visual disturbance.
Suggestions for treating neck pain
The treatment of neck pain depends on its precise cause. Treatment options include rest, heat/ cold applications, osteopathy, remedial massage, physiotherapy, myotherapy or medication. Occasionally cortisone injections are performed and in rare cases surgery may be required as a last resort. Home remedies for treatment include neck pain relief exercises and stretches, and neck pain relief products such as posture therapeutic pillows for sleep.
Your practitioner at Premier Health Partners is trained to determine the most appropriate form of treatment that is tailored specifically for you.
Contact us now for immediate advice regarding neck pain.